(Jem-a-ni) the band, was formed in late 1999. Ike, the lyricist behind (Jem-a-ni)'s groundbreaking fusion has been doing Heavy Hip Hop since early '92 (as a part of a Virginia/D.C. based band called IDOL MINDS and then as a part of NAMASTE - we opened for 9353 alot!!!). After experimenting with a variety of styles, sounds, and F.O.S. (full of sh..) musicians Fate stepped in, and Ike was introduced to Sonny. Sonny's intense guitar playing complimented the hell out of Ike's flow, and within 4 weeks, "Cyborg Jesus" - the 9-song savior was completed. To sum up the sound...If you think Fred Durst did it correctly with Limp Bizkit sound, (and believe me..he did!), (Jem-a-ni) takes it to a whole new level!